How Botox® and Fillers Work Better Together

How Botox® and Fillers Work Better Together

Should you get Botox® or fillers? At Ego, we say why not both? Most don’t realize that these two popular cosmetic injectables actually work better when used together, so unfortunately, they aren’t getting the most out of their treatments. 

Here, our team of experts dives deeper into Botox and fillers and how they complement each other. 

The basics of Botox

Botox injections contain a small amount of a toxin called onabotulinumtoxinA. It might sound strange that millions of people have willingly received injections of a toxin, but when administered by one of our professionals, the toxin is completely safe. 

Once injected, the toxin has a temporary paralytic effect on the muscles and nerves in your face. This effectively reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

Botox works best to smooth away wrinkles and soften lines in and around your forehead, eyes, mouth, nose, and neck.

Despite what you may have been told (or seen on the red carpet), Botox doesn’t freeze your face in an unnatural position, at least not when you get your injections at Ego. After your injection, you’re still able to make facial expressions; Botox simply prevents wrinkles from popping up when you do. 

The 411 on fillers

Instead of preventing wrinkles by stopping facial expressions, fillers (also known as dermal fillers) fill in the hollow spaces of your face, smoothing lines called static wrinkles and lifting your features.

Fillers contain a natural substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA performs a variety of functions, including giving your skin its shape and helping it hold on to moisture. 

When you’re younger, your body produces HA on its own. As you age, you gradually lose your stores of HA, which is one of the main reasons your skin starts to sag and become crepey.

With a simple injection, we can flood the sunken spots of your face with HA, quickly restoring volume to your facial features. Most often, we use fillers to address problem spots in and around your cheeks, eyes, forehead, jaw, chin, and lips. 

The two types of fillers we offer, JUVÉDERM Voluma® and Belotero Balance®, contain some of the highest levels of HA available on the market, making them among the most effective fillers. 

The best of both worlds

Not only can you get both Botox and fillers at the same time, we highly recommend it. That’s because both treatments address different types of problems in the same areas. 

For example, Botox fights against dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that only show up when you make facial movements. 

But chances are you have wrinkles even when your face is at rest. That’s where fillers come in. By plumping your features, fillers smooth out the lines that seem permanently etched in your skin. 

Together, Botox and fillers give you both a fuller face and smoother-looking skin. 

Are you ready to see how powerful Botox and fillers can be? Don’t hesitate to request an appointment online or over the phone at our Modesto or Lodi, California, office today.

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